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Version: v5

Understanding Incognia evidence

Device integrity#

Provides information related to the device, to show if its data can be trusted.

EvidenceDescriptionPossible valuesUse case
Root/JailbreakInforms if this device has root access or a jailbreak.
  • Detected
  • Not detected
All
EmulatorInforms if this device is an emulator/simulator.
  • Detected
  • Not detected
All
GPS spoofingInforms if this device has an app that can fake GPS data.
  • Detected
  • Not detected
All

Device reputation#

Provides data related to this device's reputation considering Incognia network effect and its behavior.

EvidenceDescriptionPossible valuesUse case
Behavior reputationInforms if this device has suspect behavior or is a trusted device.

Suspect: This device has similar behavior to devices with high risk, but is not associated with any known fraud.

Allowed: This device was set as the main device of an account.

Unknown: Incognia has no positive, neither negative impression of this device. In cases of insufficient data, this will be the default answer.

  • Login
  • Payment
Fraud reputationInforms if this device was previously linked to a fraud report or if it was verified.

Confirmed fraud: This device is related to previously detected or reported frauds. This is a global status.

Allowed: Its relation to a given account was reported as verified through feedbacks APIs. This status is local for the customer.

Unknown: Incognia has neither a positive nor negative impression of this device. In cases of insufficient data, this is the default answer.

All
Official storeInforms if the mobile application was installed from an official store like Google Play and App Store.
  • Yes
  • No
All

Location behavior#

Provides information related to device location behavior and its relation with the associated account.

EvidenceDescriptionUse case
Distance from trusted locationInforms the distance of the device to the closest location known to be frequented by the associated account.
  • Login
  • Payments
Last location timestampInforms the device location timestamp considered to match the trusted location.
  • Login
  • Payments

Location sensors#

Provides information related to which device sensors were used to at location related evidence.

EvidenceDescriptionPossible valuesUse case
Sensor match typeInforms which type of sensor match was used to compare location data.

GPS: Comparisons could be made by GPS data.

WiFi scan: Comparisons could be made by WiFi sensors, but no matching connected networks were found.

WiFi connection: Comparisons could be made by connected WiFi networks.

  • Login
  • Payments

Address Verification#

Provides information regarding device behavior and the declared address.

EvidenceDescriptionPossible valuesUse case
Address qualityInforms if the declared address matches an existing address.

Good: when the declared address matches at street level (may match neighborhood or not).

Medium: when the declared address matches at the neighborhood level or city level (if those are the only fields defined for the postal code).

Poor: when the declared address matches at the city, state, or country level.

  • Onboarding
  • Payments
Address match levelInforms the level of match that the declared address has with the user's previous locations.

The match is done by comparing the provided address provided with Incognia's location database for the user. From worst to best, the matching stops at the last successful match level.

  1. Postal code
  2. Country
  3. State
  4. City
  5. Neighborhood
  6. Street
  7. Number
  • Onboarding
Location events near the declared addressInforms the number of location events of that user near the declared address.N/A
  • Onboarding
  • Payments
First address verificationFirst assessment made by Incognia for this address.N/A
  • Onboarding
  • Payments
First known address activityInforms device's first locations known by Incognia near this address.N/A
  • Onboarding
  • Payments
Last known address activityInforms device's last locations known by Incognia near this address.N/A
  • Onboarding
  • Payments

Data reliability#

Provides information regarding the reliability of the data, like location sensors and permission to collect data.

EvidenceDescriptionPossible valuesUse case
Location servicesInforms if the user allowed the app to collect location data.
  • Allowed
  • Denied
All
Location sensorsInforms if the device's location service is enabled.
  • Enabled
  • Disabled
All
Location events quantityInforms the volume of location events used to give the assessment.N/A
  • Onboarding